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Gallbladder Problems Without Gallstones
If known already: Stay away from fatty foods, i.e. Fried. When there's gallbladder disease with or without stones, my recommendation is to have it removed! ...Read more
Surgery: It sounds as though you need a cholecystectomy. They are done through a laparoscope today and although any surgery is a big surgery when you are the patient, the recovery time and pain from this procedure has been markedly diminished over the past 20 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have my gallbladder removed will I have problems later with gallstones again or do they just stop creating?
What is the difference between gallstones and other gallbladder problems? What are the difference in symptoms and treatments also?
Gallbladder symptoms: "biliary" symptoms are sub-acute onset of right upper quadrant abdominal discomfort (radiates to right shoulder blade, crescendoing over several minutes, resolving over 6-8 hours +/-nausea/vomit. This typically occurs after a fatty meal due to a gallstone becoming impacted in the cystic duct (connection of gallbladder to biliary tree). Acalculous cholecystitis is a sick gallbladder without stones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When the gallbladder goes bad why does it cause so much pain and problems? Having gallstones is worse than giving birth.
Biliary colic: The gallbladder is a sac under the liver which collects bile (the pigment that turns the stool brown) and stores it until you eat a fatty meal. Bile aids in absorbing fats after eating. When you have gallstones, small stones block the opening to the gallbladder. When it contracts, it cannot empty, which gives the typical crampy right upper quadrant abdominal pain after eating and can last hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my gallbladder out five months ago due to gallstone pancreatitis. I am having ongoing pain and digestive problems, is this common?
Gallbladder disease symptoms, inflamed, free fluid around gallbladder but no gallstones what could this problem?
Gallbladder.: If your gallbladder appears inflamed on ultrasound and has free fluid around it, associated with symptoms which sound like gallbladder symptoms, I would say the most likely cause of your symptoms is your gallbladder. It is certainly possible to have cholecystitis without gallstones. You should be evaluated by your doctor or a surgeon ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more
I have 3 small gallstones but don't cause problems. Can starting cholesterol meds cause gallbladder issues? feeling achy pain rt. side around waist
Unlikely: Some medications actually decrease the risk of forming gallstones (i.e., statins like atorvastatin). You have a known history of gallstones, so you may develop symptoms at any time. You should speak with your primary care doctor, as the pain on your right side may be related to the meds, either from muscles or the liver. You should have blood work done to be sure. ...Read more
Had gallstones & blockage and gallbladder removed year ago. Never had problem with skin. Since surgery oily skin & breakouts constantly. Nothing helps?
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